Cuba is a new frontier for American cruisers, and the colorful capital of Havana is the star. When Fathom’s Adonia pulled into port in early May 2016, it was the first U.S. cruise ship to call on Havana in nearly 40 years. More than a dozen cruise lines are eager to follow suit and have announced plans for itineraries between the two countries.
Our take: It’s worth the trip. Old Havana is a veritable time capsule with sun, sea, and culture. On a cruise, the day (or days) in port may fly by and seem like a Havana crash course. You’ll want more time, but the bottom line is that a cruise might just be the easiest way to get there.